Monthly Archives: August 2016

Tuesday Quick Tips – Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library

Whether you are experienced or new to Norwegian genealogical research, one must know location-physical and online-is the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library located in Madison, Wisconsin.  The website provides, free-of-charge, a significant amount of information for the beginner:

Posted in Norway, Records

Tuesday Quick Tips – Oluf Rygh and Norwegian Farm Names

Experienced researchers of Norwegian genealogy will know of the importance of knowing the name and number of the farm where a family came from. This farm name was often adopted as a surname when emigrating out of Norway. Bygdebøker will

Posted in Norway

Tuesday Quick Tips – Swedish Emigration Contracts

So you’ve found your Swedish immigrant ancestor in the Göteborg Emigration lists-indexed on, not indexed at ArkivDigital (or for from the Emigration lists in Stockholm or Malmö.)  And you see there is a contract number (Kontraktets N:o) to left of

Posted in Emigration Records, Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Danish Census Records at MyHeritage

Some of the most important genealogical resources for Danish research are the national census records: the enumerations were frequent, are generally easily available, and many have been indexed.  A fairly good description of the Danish Census records can be found on

Posted in Denmark, Records

Tuesday Quick Tips – Modern Church Books on ArkivDigital

Great news for those seeking more recent records. Because of a change in policy from the Swedish National Archives earlier this year additional church records are available for the public to review. ArkivDigital has been working to digitize many of those

Posted in Sweden
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